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Old 10-03-2010, 05:10 PM
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Shock Boots-To run or not to run

Ive never left my shock boots on any my lifted trucks but my ford has them. Came with the rancho lift. I dont like them and would love to take them off, even my steering stab has one. What do yall think, i have to go on location roads and dirt roads alot, but it never really mattered on any my other trucks...
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:39 PM
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i dont run any...personal preference
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Your call. I don't run them. Many say they are good, personally I think they can trap moisture, mud, etc and cause premature failure.
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:42 PM
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I put the boots on when I did my lift kit but I had to replace all 6 shocks when the boots filled full of trash and wiped out the seals and the shocks started rusting under the boots near the seals. After the replacement shocks started to leak after a few years I left the boots off the new ones.
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yea thats what iam planning on doing tom is cutting the damn things off. thanks for the input guys
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Yea don't run them. They trapped water and ruined my shocks (SL brand).
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my buddies who have had sl shocks, they have all failed...lol
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:51 PM
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my buddies who have had sl shocks, they have all failed...lol
Yea they came on the truck when I bought it. But if you look at good shocks (bilstein) the boots are not sealed, they're open on the bottom (for a reason). And I know a lot of offroad racers cut the boots so the bottom is loose (again for a good reason).
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:43 AM
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Yea they came on the truck when I bought it. But if you look at good shocks (bilstein) the boots are not sealed, they're open on the bottom (for a reason). And I know a lot of offroad racers cut the boots so the bottom is loose (again for a good reason).
Yup so very true
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